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RHS To Distribute Chromebooks To Students This Week

posted Jan 18, 2015, 8:58 AM by Brian Martin   [ updated Jan 18, 2015, 8:59 AM ]
As you have probably read through previous correspondence, the Ross Local School District has been awarded a Straight A Fund Grant from the Ohio Department of Education.  This grant titled Personalization through Digital Age Teaching and Learning will provide every student in grades 5-12 a Chromebook laptop computer. A Chromebook is a laptop running Chrome OS as its operating system. The devices are designed to be used primarily while connected to the Internet, with most applications and data residing "in the cloud".   Teachers have been attending training to use digital resources and tools from Google Drive,  icurio, and Schoology.  Schoology is a learning management system which allows the students and staff of Ross Local Schools to teach, learn, communicate, share, and collaborate.  In addition, formative assessments will be used by teachers to select resources and activities based on students’ identified needs. Reductions in spending for textbooks, paper, copier and printer maintenance, along with the need to no longer maintain general use computer labs will provide funds to purchase new devices every four years.  The district steering committee has been meeting regularly to plan for the rollout of devices.  Ross Middle School and Ross High School both have task forces including administrators, teachers, parents, and students to help plan and make decisions.  The staff and students are looking forward to using personalized digital tools and resources to enhance their learning.

Visit http://www.rossrams.com/1-1 for additional information.

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